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2017 Scholarship Application Information for International Students (For Prospective Students)

Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program, Peking University Scholarship (PKUS), Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS)

In order to support more outstanding international students to study a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Peking University, international students who are applying for admission to PKU may apply for Scholarship support from the International Students Division of Peking University. There are three kinds of scholarships currently available: The Chinese Government Scholarship – Chinese University Program (CGS); the Peking University Scholarship (PKUS), and the Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS). The Chinese Government Scholarship was founded by the Ministry of Education of China in 2008. The Peking University Scholarship (PKUS) was established by Peking University in 2012. The scholarship is categorized into two categories: full and partial scholarships. The Beijing Government Scholarship (BGS) was established by the Beijing Municipal Government in 2006, which covers tuition fees.

Detailed information and application procedures of the three scholarships are as follows:
  Chinese Government
Scholarship (CGS)
Peking University
Scholarship (PKUS)
Beijing Government
Scholarship (BGS)
Application PrerequisitesNon-Chinese citizen
Applicants must have already submitted a graduate degree program application (M.A. or Ph.D.) to Peking University for 2017Applicants must have already submitted a degree program application (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) to Peking University for 2017
The applicants hasn’t received other scholarship funding from ChinaHasn’t received any other scholarship fundingHasn’t received any other tuition scholarship
Students enrolled in the following programs are not eligibleJoint Degree Programs;
Students majoring in one’s native language or a third language (French, English, etc.)
Professional Master Degree Programs;
Joint Degree Programs;
English-Instructed Programs
Joint Degree Programs;
* English-Instructed Programs: Students who intend to apply for BGS please direct inquiries to the office in charge of the English-instructed program itself.
Scholarship covers and criteria• Covers full tuition fees for Chinese-instructed programs; For English-instructed programs, the amount of tuition covered by the scholarship is 30000 CNY/academic year;
• Living Allowance (Master’s students: 3000 CNY/month;  Ph.D. students: 3500 CNY/month);
• Free accommodation  (single rooms for Ph.D. candidates and twin rooms for Masters’ students)
• Chinese Government Scholarship students will be provided comprehensive medical insurance
1. Full scholarship:
•Covers tuition fees;
•Living allowance (including accommodation subsidy):
undergraduate: 2000 CNY/per month;
Master: 2500 CNY/per month;
Ph.D.: 3000 CNY/per month
•Medical insurance: 600 CNY/per year
2. Partial scholarship: Covers tuition.
Full scholarship:Annual tuition
Half scholarship:1/2 annual tuition
1/4 scholarship:1/4 annual tuition
* For Chinese-instructed professional master's program scholarship amount, please consult the scholarship standards for the normal master's program.
Duration of ScholarshipMasters’: 2-3 years;
Doctorate's: 4 years
Bachelor’s (including Chinese language-learning students): 1 year;
Master’s: 2-3 years;
Doctorate's: 4 years;
Direct Master’s-to-Ph.D: 5 years
1 year
Annual EvaluationYESYESNO
Required Application Materials1.Visit the PKU Online Application System (, click “Scholarship Application”-“New student”, fill in the application form and submit;
2. Please submit in person or express following materials before the deadline:
1) “Scholarship Application Form” with your signature and one photograph on it;
2) “Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship” (in Chinese or English, original). Applicants should visit and submit the application online, and then print out two copies of the form. Please affix your photograph on both copies. The application will be invalid without online application.
Program Category: Type B
The agency no. of Peking University is 10001
3) A copy of the applicant's highest academic degree. If the degree is not in Chinese or English, it must be translated to English. (Students that have yet to graduate can provide proof of their expected graduation date.)
4) One photocopy of your valid passport (must be a valid ordinary passport)
No other materials required
Application PeriodGraduate Degree Program Applicants (M.A. or Ph.D.)March 1 to 31, 2017
Undergraduate Program Applicants (B.A)April 15 to May 15, 2017
Applications before the application period or after the deadline will not be accepted.
Address: Room 328, New Sun Student Center, Peking University 
(International Students Division)
No.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Postcode: 100871

  1. Students who intend to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship, please submit the “Chinese Government Scholarship Application Form” (two copies of the form).and a notarized copy of the applicant's highest academic degree. and One photocopy of your valid passport. Applications with incomplete materials will not be processed;
2. Applicants who failed to receive the Chinese Government Scholarship can apply for the other two scholarships automatically. Applicants are not required to resubmit their applications for the other scholarships.
3. Applicants can only receive one scholarship at a time.
4. The application materials must be authentic and valid. Applicants found to have submitted false documents will be automatically disqualified for any scholarships. If the applicant has been found to have breached other rules, the applicant may also be rejected as a student from Peking University.
5. Application materials will not be returned;
6. The final admission results of the scholarship applications will be posted on the International Students Division website (in July).
* If any dispute arises concerning the contents mentioned above, the Chinese interpretation shall prevail.


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2017 Scholarship Application Information for International Students (For Prospective Students)


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